Contributions are still welcome for the first special exclusively literary issue of Kritika Kultura, the international online journal of language, literary and cultural studies published by the Ateneo de Manila University and indexed by Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI), MLA, Scopus, EBSCO, and DOAJ. This particular issue is intended to be an anthology of new Philippine writing.

The anthology welcomes contributions that transgress genre boundaries, revise traditional modes and forms, formally engage with the largely oral, nontextual/extratextual literary practices of the Filipino audience, and display a technical alertness to the quandaries presented by blog-driven writing, Facebook fiction, protest poetry, the malleability of languages, the hegemony of academic publishing in “legitimate” literature, the dominion of western literary models, and, in light of these, the strategic and arguably fictionalizing construction of Filipino identity.

Contributions are welcome from Filipino writers from everywhere, who have either not yet published books of their own or have only one published book. Submissions can be in any language, but English translations must be provided. Multiple submissions are accepted, but each submission (belonging to a particular genre) has a 5,000-word count limit. Submissions must not have appeared in national publications. Email your submissions as file attachment (.doc or .rtf format), and use the surname and the genre-label (for instance, Cruz Poetry or Cruz Nonfiction) as filename. Submissions may be emailed to kk.litissue@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is on November 6, 2010.

Mark Anthony Cayanan
Conchitina Cruz
Adam David